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throw sth away

phrasal verb with throw uk   /θrəʊ/ us   verb [T] threw, thrown
ENVIRONMENT to get rid of something you do not want any more: US consumers throw away around 100 billion plastic bags annually.
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to waste an opportunity because of behaving in a particular way: throw away a career/chance/an opportunity She threw away a promising political career by daring to speak out against her party.
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